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  • Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,590 points)

    RicksonQ wrote:

    - Going back to a former version is not a permanent solution, because new versions are necessary in order to support new hardware.

     

     

    It may not be a permanent solution, but it may very well be the best solution for right now. It certainly is for me. When I need to buy a new computer I will consider then whether Apple's current OS will or won't work for me. Right now it's still a viable choice between Lion and SL, and SL wins that for me hands down.

     

    - Who has decided that the user should not have many options, and on what criteria is this idea based?

     

    - The user should also be able to change many details in the user interface.

     

    Apple has always walked a fine line between providing considerable user configurability and providing a simple, streamlined interface with few options getting in the way. Look at a program like GraphicConverter with its menus full of options. Great for the experienced user who knows what he's doing with images, but overwhelming for the novice.

     

    Apple has always erred on the side of simplicity, sacrificing user configurability for it. IMO they have always got the balance about right, until Lion. The lack of configurability of Lion is keeping me on Snow Leopard. We'll see if they repent in a future OS release. 

  • TheRealGregWilliams Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OMG I just got a new Lion MacPro and the performance is amazing.  So impressed by the hardware.  But then I open a contract in Pages. My "Save As" was gone. ***? What happened? 

     

    Oh - and files that haven't been opened for a while are "locked." Ok... What???

     

    I run a web design business. I use Pages to generate our proposals and contracts because it, quite simply, makes better looking proposals (if you design them well). However, now - instead of opening one of my templates and saving as to a new folder - I have to go through several confusing steps to do the same thing. When I duplicate a document, I don't even know where the **** it's going. Definitely not in the same folder the original was created in. Oh - and if you need to revise an EXISTING contract and send a completey different file to another company's legal team for their review, you can't.  You save it as a version and then change the file name in file system directly. Or make a duplicate and hunt the OS for the file so you can actually attach to an email.

     

    So, here I am - trying to run a company and you go and RADICALLY change the workflow I've been using for 2 years. I originally moved from Word to Pages for this work because Microsoft can't seem to figure out how to render true WSIWYG - AND because Pages' "Numbers" integration is far superior (create dynamic proposal calculations in Pages - can't do that in Word).

     

    Honestly? I am ****** off right now. I just need to be able to work. Thanks a lot for forcing on me another stupid company executive's arbitrary decision to make a change without regard to its user community.

     

    All that said - Happy Holidays,

     

    Greg

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (133,950 points)

    If you're using a Template then open it, save it to whereever. The document is saved, the template is unaltered. There are no confusing steps, just save.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • TheRealGregWilliams Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If it wasn't confusing, would I bother wasting my time to post??  No. It's not a true template as that did not work for our purposes.

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,790 points)

    When you Duplicate, you create a document which exists only in RAM.

    It's only when you save it which it go somewhere on the disk and when you do that you may set the name and the location as you want.

    2011-12-13T21.21.45.jpg

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France)  mardi 13 décembre 2011 21:24:20

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 12 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.2

    My iDisk is : <http://public.me.com/koenigyvan>


    Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community

     

     

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,790 points)

    I already asked but never got an answer.

     

    What is forgiving you to use a template?

    I use macs for years, I never created a document starting from a standard one.

    I start always from templates. This way I'm sure that I will never destroy the original by a wrong command.

    A template isn't necessarily stored in Templates:My templates.

    A template is just a document which was renamed from azerty.pages to azerty.template.

     

    We are clearly seeing an application of the good old rule :

     

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    Apple Human Interface Guidelines:

    Apply the 80 Percent Solution

    During the design process, if you discover problems with your product design, you might consider applying the 80 percent solution‚ that is, designing your software to meet the needs of at least 80 percent of your users. This type of design typically favors simpler, more elegant approaches to problems.

    If you try to design for the 20 percent of your target audience who are power users, your design may not be usable by the other 80 percent of users. Even though that smaller group of power users is likely to have good ideas for features, the majority of your user base may not think in the same way. Involving a broad range of users in your design process can help you find the 80 percent solution.

     

    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

     

    Some old users are no longer matching the targeted customer.

    They will have to live with the new app or leave it.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France)  mardi 13 décembre 2011 21:28:13

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 12 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.2

    My iDisk is : <http://public.me.com/koenigyvan>


    Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community

     

     

  • DChord568 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    KOENIG Yvan wrote:

     

    I already asked but never got an answer.

     

    What is forgiving you to use a template?

    I use macs for years, I never created a document starting from a standard one.

    I start always from templates. This way I'm sure that I will never destroy the original by a wrong command.

    A template isn't necessarily stored in Templates:My templates.

    A template is just a document which was renamed from azerty.pages to azerty.template.

     

    Yvan, why are you playing dumb again? In fact, this HAS been explained to you in previous threads, and you've chosen repeatedly to ignore it when it's pointed out to you.

     

    Templates are fine for documents that ALWAYS begin with EXACTLY THE SAME CONTENT. However, Greg described a situation in which he needed to "revise an EXISTING contract and send a completey different file to another company's legal team for their review."

     

    In other words, a document with unique content that he wants to preserve, but base a new document upon — keeping the useful portions of that unique document while changing certain other elements.

     

    The old "Save As" paradigm made this a snap to do. The new Duplicate paradigm introduces several ADDITIONAL (and quite annoying) steps to the process, as Greg has found out to his dismay.

     

    If by now you haven't figured out the differences between the two, there's no hope for you.

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